First-ever International Yoga Day to be celebrated by the Dubai Indian Consulate

First-ever International Yoga Day to be celebrated by the Dubai Indian Consulate

The celebration in Dubai is planned at the Al Wasl Sports Club grounds from 8pm onwards in the evening on June 21, 2015.



By (Staff Report)

Published: Wed 10 Jun 2015, 8:29 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:10 PM

Dubai - To celebrate the first-ever international Yoga Day in UAE, the Consulate General of India in Dubai, will be hosting the International Yoga Day celebration on Sunday June 21, 2015. More than 15,000 participants are expected to participate from a wide spectrum of the residents of UAE.

According to a press release issued today, the participants will include students from Indian schools, local universities, members of the diplomatic community, Dubai Government Authorities, as well as the large Indian community living in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The celebration in Dubai is planned at the Al Wasl Sports Club grounds from 8pm onwards in the evening. The program will begin with an introduction to Yoga as a sport.

General members of the public are invited to join the celebration.

 For a lifestyle medium keeping fit, yoga has a long-standing fan following including celebrities  like Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga, and Richard Gere amongst many others and this celebration at an international level will further encourage more people of other communities to support and experience a life-changing activity.

-  Twitter - https://twitter.com/dubaiyoga

- Google Plus - https://plus.google.com/104934894090297471830/posts?hl=en

- Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dubai-Yoga/371130286426209

- YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa7gXM6U_81H0jpwpkBm33g

The United Nations has approved the proposal of Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi to launch a special day for yoga practitioners across the world. The initiative which found support from many global leaders has finally found a date marked in the UN calendar of annual events, with June 21 being chosen as the ‘International Yoga Day’.

More than 170 countries including USA, Canada, China, UAE and KSA have supported this event including 175 nations that co-sponsored this resolution.

On December 11, 2014, the 193-member UN General Assembly approved by consensus; a resolution establishing June 21st as 'International Day of Yoga' – a proud moment for Indians. 


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